UK visa fraud: Former MP's daughter begs for forgiveness

UK visa fraud: Former MP's daughter begs for forgiveness

-The daughter of the banned MP in UK visa fraud has apologized to Ghanaians

- She narrated the story which led to her illegal stay in the UK

- Due to her actions, her father has been served a 10-year ban from entering the UK

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The daughter of one of the banned MPs George Boakye, over the UK visa fraud has asked for forgiveness from the people of Ghana, stating he accepts all blame for the incident.

UK visa fraud: Former MP's daughter begs for forgiveness

From Left to Right: Johnson Kwaku Adu, Richard Acheampong, Joseph Benhazin Dahah and George Boakye

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According to a report by Citi FM, the daughter called Joyce Boakye had staying in the UK illegally for more than three years after her initial visit with her father.

She had apparently cut contact with the former MP, after she told him she was going to visit an uncle in London, some time before their scheduled departure.

41 year-old Joyce in an interview with Citi FM, said she was staying with her boyfriend, hence her inability to leave the country with her father.

"I went with my father and I told him I was leaving for town, but I never returned, hence me overstaying in London. I told him I will return, but I met my boyfriend in town and went to live with him. I then switched off my phone and removed my sim card so that when my father would not be able to reach me on phone. That’s why I didn't return to the country with my father.

I don’t call my father, so I don’t know how he finally got my number. But I kept calling mum though. Where my mother lives has a terrible network connection so she leaves her house before we can talk. As for my dad, he doesn’t have my number so I’m wondering how he got my number to tell me to come home. I intended to return with my boyfriend at his convenience." said.

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Joyce Boakye therefore asked Ghanaians to pardon her mistake, which led to the 10-year ban on her father from the British High Commission.

According to her, upon her arrival, she accompanied her father to plead with the British High Commissioner.

Earlier this week, three legislators in Ghana’s parliament and a former lawmaker were exposed by the British High Commission in Ghana for indulging in visa fraud.

UK visa fraud: Former MP's daughter begs for forgiveness

British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin

According to a letter signed by the Jon Benjamin, the former British High Commissioner to the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye, the MPs used their diplomatic passports to apply for visas for persons travelling to the UK and they never returned.

In the letter, Mr Benjamin stated, "Mr Boakye is highly unlikely to be issued any further visas to visit the UK in the next ten years for his role in facilitating his daughter’s travel to the UK, including should he be re-elected to Parliament in a subsequent election."

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